EDI GLOBAL FORUM 2023
YES, WE ARE EDI!
Thank you for joining us at EDI Global Forum 2023.
During this second edition we witnessed very enriching workshops, discussions and other activities allowing us to connect, exchange ideas and experiences and reflect on new forms of education and research systems for cultural institutions.
EDI 2023 – SURVEY
All of the participants are kindly invited to fill in the EDI 2023 survey, which can be found at the following link:
- Survey in English
- Survey in Italian
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Browse the EDI 2023 Gallery:
Photographic documentation curated by Maurizio Esposito
Courtesy Fondazione Morra Greco
Returned in 2023 for its second edition, EDI Global Forum is a project by Fondazione Morra Greco that seeks to create connections between institutions and experts from educational departments at museums and contemporary art institutions from around the globe.
EDI 2023 took place in Naples from the 24th to the 27th of October and included a dynamic program of conferences, participatory workshops, collaborative working groups and events spread throughout the city.
THE THREE TOPICS
EDI Global Forum 2023 focused on 3 topics:
- WELLBEING AND JUSTICE – As the new ICOM definition underlines, museums exist to serve society by making art, culture and cultural heritage accessible to the public. However, museums have, for far too long, welcomed only a very privileged audience. Thankfully, artists and activists are leading the way in addressing different forms of exclusion, such as racism, ableism and classism in the arts. At EDI Global Forum, we have explored new ways for our institutions to become more just and enjoyable for everyone.
- DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION – Digital technologies provide vast opportunities to make cultural institutions more relevant and more widely accessible. Developments are happening so fast that it can be hard to keep track of them. What technologies are worth investing in for your institution? What quick wins and best practices can you already adopt? How does your (potential) audience want to engage with arts and culture online? Where might digital innovation be headed within the cultural and artistic spheres?
- RESPONDING TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS – Cultural production often places a heavy burden on the environment. We desperately need to make sustainability central to the decision-making process when it comes to energy use, travel, buildings and so on, and will be sharing best practices for doing so. As arts educators, we should also reflect on how we can increase awareness surrounding the connection between culture and nature. We have explored new and forgotten/marginalised ways to think about caring for people and the planet within our cultural practices, thereby, challenging the ‘extractivist’ logic that is leading us towards a climate crisis.
EDI Global Forum is an international research center that connects institutions and experts from all around the world to establish discussions by sharing and co-designing innovations in arts and cultural education. The international spirit of the event is exemplified by an ad hoc scientific committee that includes representatives from educational departments at several international institutions: the Reina Sofía Museum in Spain, the Raw Material Company of Senegal, the Victoria & Albert Museum in England, the Stedelijk Museum in the Netherlands, and MOMA of the United States.
At the same time, however, the event maintains strong ties to the local community, which is the focus of Fondazione Morra Greco’s activities. In fact, during the event, local speakers will be invited to lead several sessions and a shortlist of activities will take place around the city of Naples.
The project is co-financed by the Campania Region from POC Campania FESR 2014/2020, Piano Strategico Cultura e Beni Culturali funds.